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star this property date less than 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households in each English region are eligible for tax-free childcare; how many households have applied to the scheme since that scheme was introduced; how many of those households have been accepted; and how many households have received tax-free childcare in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat more like this
star this property uin 158277 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We estimate that around 2 million families are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare. As of 28 June 2018 over 336,000 applications have been made for Tax-Free Childcare and of these 313,000 been found eligible for the scheme. As of the 31 May 2018 over 74,000 families have paid money into their Tax-Free Childcare accounts and received the government top up.</p><p> </p><p>The main eligibility criteria for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare have not changed since they were introduced. To help parents to return to work we have allowed parents to apply for 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare 31 days, rather than 14, before returning to, or starting to, work.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, from September 2018, we have extended 30 hours free childcare to foster children, where their foster parents work outside fostering. To receive 30 hours free childcare it must be consistent with the child’s care plan.</p><p> </p><p>There have been no policy changes to 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds since the policy was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2013, the government introduced 15 hours of early education for two-year-olds who are entitled to free school meals. From September 2014, this was extended to children whose families receive Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of less than £16,190. This was so that children of low income working families, as well as those not in work, would benefit from 15 hours of early education. From 1 April 2018 the Government introduced a net earnings threshold equivalent to £15,400 for families on Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The limited tax exemption for childcare vouchers which took effect from 6 April 2005 has been subject to a number of minor technical changes which can affect eligibility. These have mostly been in relation to changes in tax credit regulations and changes to the definition of disabled children in legislation.</p><p> </p><p>For question 158283 relating to childcare vouchers HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) does not hold this information.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable member to my statement made on 29 March 2018 which sets out the reasons childcare vouchers are closing to new entrants from 4 October 2018 - <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097</a></p><p> </p><p>Data on the income profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. It is not possible to estimate the income distribution of families benefiting from 15 hours of early education for 3 and 4 year olds as this is a universal offer. All recipients of 15 hours early education for 2 year olds earn less than £16,190. The distribution of childcare voucher recipients by annual income for the year 2017-18 is estimated to be as follows: 54% with income of under £45,000, 46% with income in excess of £45,000. No assessment has been made of the change in income profile.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the age profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. We do not hold data on the age profile of parents in receipt of 15 hours early education for 3 and 4 year olds or for 15 hours early education for 2 year olds. Based on survey data, the age profile of recipients of childcare vouchers is estimated to be as follows: 5% aged under 30, 61% aged 30 to 39, 34% aged 40 and over. No assessment has been made of any change over time for any of these offers.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 20 March 2018 (133037).</p><p> </p><p>Final Dedicated Schools Grant allocations to fund the Government’s childcare entitlements, for 2016-17 and before, can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http:/www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11" target="_blank">www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>Final funding allocations for the early years childcare entitlements will be dependent on January census data in the usual way.</p><p> </p><p>For information on the cost to the public purse of childcare vouchers in the last year I refer the Honourable gentleman for Tonbridge and Malling to the answer I gave to the Honourable Member for Belfast South (158316).</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be spending a record amount on childcare support by 2019/20 – around £6bn per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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158278 remove filter
158283 more like this
158284 more like this
158285 more like this
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less than 2018-07-06T11:38:25.553Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-06T11:38:25.553Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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4462
star this property label Biography information for Tom Tugendhat more like this
931835
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the income profile of recipients of (a) tax-free childcare, (b) 30 hours free childcare for children aged three and four, (c) 15 hours free childcare for children aged three and four, (d) 15 hours free childcare for two-year-olds, (f) free childcare and (e) childcare vouchers; and what assessment his Department has made of whether the income profile of recipients has changed since each scheme was introduced. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat more like this
star this property uin 158285 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We estimate that around 2 million families are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare. As of 28 June 2018 over 336,000 applications have been made for Tax-Free Childcare and of these 313,000 been found eligible for the scheme. As of the 31 May 2018 over 74,000 families have paid money into their Tax-Free Childcare accounts and received the government top up.</p><p> </p><p>The main eligibility criteria for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare have not changed since they were introduced. To help parents to return to work we have allowed parents to apply for 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare 31 days, rather than 14, before returning to, or starting to, work.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, from September 2018, we have extended 30 hours free childcare to foster children, where their foster parents work outside fostering. To receive 30 hours free childcare it must be consistent with the child’s care plan.</p><p> </p><p>There have been no policy changes to 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds since the policy was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2013, the government introduced 15 hours of early education for two-year-olds who are entitled to free school meals. From September 2014, this was extended to children whose families receive Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of less than £16,190. This was so that children of low income working families, as well as those not in work, would benefit from 15 hours of early education. From 1 April 2018 the Government introduced a net earnings threshold equivalent to £15,400 for families on Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The limited tax exemption for childcare vouchers which took effect from 6 April 2005 has been subject to a number of minor technical changes which can affect eligibility. These have mostly been in relation to changes in tax credit regulations and changes to the definition of disabled children in legislation.</p><p> </p><p>For question 158283 relating to childcare vouchers HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) does not hold this information.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable member to my statement made on 29 March 2018 which sets out the reasons childcare vouchers are closing to new entrants from 4 October 2018 - <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097</a></p><p> </p><p>Data on the income profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. It is not possible to estimate the income distribution of families benefiting from 15 hours of early education for 3 and 4 year olds as this is a universal offer. All recipients of 15 hours early education for 2 year olds earn less than £16,190. The distribution of childcare voucher recipients by annual income for the year 2017-18 is estimated to be as follows: 54% with income of under £45,000, 46% with income in excess of £45,000. No assessment has been made of the change in income profile.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the age profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. We do not hold data on the age profile of parents in receipt of 15 hours early education for 3 and 4 year olds or for 15 hours early education for 2 year olds. Based on survey data, the age profile of recipients of childcare vouchers is estimated to be as follows: 5% aged under 30, 61% aged 30 to 39, 34% aged 40 and over. No assessment has been made of any change over time for any of these offers.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 20 March 2018 (133037).</p><p> </p><p>Final Dedicated Schools Grant allocations to fund the Government’s childcare entitlements, for 2016-17 and before, can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http:/www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11" target="_blank">www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>Final funding allocations for the early years childcare entitlements will be dependent on January census data in the usual way.</p><p> </p><p>For information on the cost to the public purse of childcare vouchers in the last year I refer the Honourable gentleman for Tonbridge and Malling to the answer I gave to the Honourable Member for Belfast South (158316).</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be spending a record amount on childcare support by 2019/20 – around £6bn per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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158277 more like this
158278 remove filter
158283 more like this
158284 more like this
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less than 2018-07-06T11:38:25.85Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-06T11:38:25.85Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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4462
star this property label Biography information for Tom Tugendhat more like this
931836
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the age profile of recipients of (a) tax free childcare, (b) 30 hours free childcare for children aged three and hour, (c) 15 hours free childcare for children aged three and four, (d) 15 hours free childcare for two-year-olds, (f) free childcare and (e) childcare vouchers; and what assessment his Department has made of whether the age profile of recipients has changed in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat more like this
star this property uin 158286 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We estimate that around 2 million families are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare. As of 28 June 2018 over 336,000 applications have been made for Tax-Free Childcare and of these 313,000 been found eligible for the scheme. As of the 31 May 2018 over 74,000 families have paid money into their Tax-Free Childcare accounts and received the government top up.</p><p> </p><p>The main eligibility criteria for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare have not changed since they were introduced. To help parents to return to work we have allowed parents to apply for 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare 31 days, rather than 14, before returning to, or starting to, work.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, from September 2018, we have extended 30 hours free childcare to foster children, where their foster parents work outside fostering. To receive 30 hours free childcare it must be consistent with the child’s care plan.</p><p> </p><p>There have been no policy changes to 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds since the policy was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2013, the government introduced 15 hours of early education for two-year-olds who are entitled to free school meals. From September 2014, this was extended to children whose families receive Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of less than £16,190. This was so that children of low income working families, as well as those not in work, would benefit from 15 hours of early education. From 1 April 2018 the Government introduced a net earnings threshold equivalent to £15,400 for families on Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The limited tax exemption for childcare vouchers which took effect from 6 April 2005 has been subject to a number of minor technical changes which can affect eligibility. These have mostly been in relation to changes in tax credit regulations and changes to the definition of disabled children in legislation.</p><p> </p><p>For question 158283 relating to childcare vouchers HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) does not hold this information.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable member to my statement made on 29 March 2018 which sets out the reasons childcare vouchers are closing to new entrants from 4 October 2018 - <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097</a></p><p> </p><p>Data on the income profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. It is not possible to estimate the income distribution of families benefiting from 15 hours of early education for 3 and 4 year olds as this is a universal offer. All recipients of 15 hours early education for 2 year olds earn less than £16,190. The distribution of childcare voucher recipients by annual income for the year 2017-18 is estimated to be as follows: 54% with income of under £45,000, 46% with income in excess of £45,000. No assessment has been made of the change in income profile.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the age profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. We do not hold data on the age profile of parents in receipt of 15 hours early education for 3 and 4 year olds or for 15 hours early education for 2 year olds. Based on survey data, the age profile of recipients of childcare vouchers is estimated to be as follows: 5% aged under 30, 61% aged 30 to 39, 34% aged 40 and over. No assessment has been made of any change over time for any of these offers.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 20 March 2018 (133037).</p><p> </p><p>Final Dedicated Schools Grant allocations to fund the Government’s childcare entitlements, for 2016-17 and before, can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http:/www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11" target="_blank">www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>Final funding allocations for the early years childcare entitlements will be dependent on January census data in the usual way.</p><p> </p><p>For information on the cost to the public purse of childcare vouchers in the last year I refer the Honourable gentleman for Tonbridge and Malling to the answer I gave to the Honourable Member for Belfast South (158316).</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be spending a record amount on childcare support by 2019/20 – around £6bn per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
158277 more like this
158278 remove filter
158283 more like this
158284 more like this
158285 more like this
158287 more like this
158288 more like this
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less than 2018-07-06T11:38:25.91Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-06T11:38:25.91Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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4462
star this property label Biography information for Tom Tugendhat more like this
931837
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse has been of (a) tax-free childcare, (b) 30 hours free childcare for children aged three and four, (c) 15 hours free childcare for children aged three and four, (d) 15 hours free childcare for two-year-olds, (f) free childcare and (e) childcare vouchers to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat more like this
star this property uin 158287 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We estimate that around 2 million families are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare. As of 28 June 2018 over 336,000 applications have been made for Tax-Free Childcare and of these 313,000 been found eligible for the scheme. As of the 31 May 2018 over 74,000 families have paid money into their Tax-Free Childcare accounts and received the government top up.</p><p> </p><p>The main eligibility criteria for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare have not changed since they were introduced. To help parents to return to work we have allowed parents to apply for 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare 31 days, rather than 14, before returning to, or starting to, work.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, from September 2018, we have extended 30 hours free childcare to foster children, where their foster parents work outside fostering. To receive 30 hours free childcare it must be consistent with the child’s care plan.</p><p> </p><p>There have been no policy changes to 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds since the policy was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2013, the government introduced 15 hours of early education for two-year-olds who are entitled to free school meals. From September 2014, this was extended to children whose families receive Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of less than £16,190. This was so that children of low income working families, as well as those not in work, would benefit from 15 hours of early education. From 1 April 2018 the Government introduced a net earnings threshold equivalent to £15,400 for families on Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The limited tax exemption for childcare vouchers which took effect from 6 April 2005 has been subject to a number of minor technical changes which can affect eligibility. These have mostly been in relation to changes in tax credit regulations and changes to the definition of disabled children in legislation.</p><p> </p><p>For question 158283 relating to childcare vouchers HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) does not hold this information.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable member to my statement made on 29 March 2018 which sets out the reasons childcare vouchers are closing to new entrants from 4 October 2018 - <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097</a></p><p> </p><p>Data on the income profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. It is not possible to estimate the income distribution of families benefiting from 15 hours of early education for 3 and 4 year olds as this is a universal offer. All recipients of 15 hours early education for 2 year olds earn less than £16,190. The distribution of childcare voucher recipients by annual income for the year 2017-18 is estimated to be as follows: 54% with income of under £45,000, 46% with income in excess of £45,000. No assessment has been made of the change in income profile.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the age profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. We do not hold data on the age profile of parents in receipt of 15 hours early education for 3 and 4 year olds or for 15 hours early education for 2 year olds. Based on survey data, the age profile of recipients of childcare vouchers is estimated to be as follows: 5% aged under 30, 61% aged 30 to 39, 34% aged 40 and over. No assessment has been made of any change over time for any of these offers.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 20 March 2018 (133037).</p><p> </p><p>Final Dedicated Schools Grant allocations to fund the Government’s childcare entitlements, for 2016-17 and before, can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http:/www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11" target="_blank">www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>Final funding allocations for the early years childcare entitlements will be dependent on January census data in the usual way.</p><p> </p><p>For information on the cost to the public purse of childcare vouchers in the last year I refer the Honourable gentleman for Tonbridge and Malling to the answer I gave to the Honourable Member for Belfast South (158316).</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be spending a record amount on childcare support by 2019/20 – around £6bn per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
158277 more like this
158278 remove filter
158283 more like this
158284 more like this
158285 more like this
158286 more like this
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less than 2018-07-06T11:38:25.99Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-06T11:38:25.99Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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4462
star this property label Biography information for Tom Tugendhat more like this
931838
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the annual cost to the public purse of (a) tax-free childcare, (b) 30 hours free childcare for children aged three and four, (c) 15 hours free childcare for children aged three and four, (d) 15 hours free childcare for two-year-olds and (e) childcare vouchers to the end of the current spending review period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat more like this
star this property uin 158288 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We estimate that around 2 million families are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare. As of 28 June 2018 over 336,000 applications have been made for Tax-Free Childcare and of these 313,000 been found eligible for the scheme. As of the 31 May 2018 over 74,000 families have paid money into their Tax-Free Childcare accounts and received the government top up.</p><p> </p><p>The main eligibility criteria for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare have not changed since they were introduced. To help parents to return to work we have allowed parents to apply for 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare 31 days, rather than 14, before returning to, or starting to, work.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, from September 2018, we have extended 30 hours free childcare to foster children, where their foster parents work outside fostering. To receive 30 hours free childcare it must be consistent with the child’s care plan.</p><p> </p><p>There have been no policy changes to 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds since the policy was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2013, the government introduced 15 hours of early education for two-year-olds who are entitled to free school meals. From September 2014, this was extended to children whose families receive Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of less than £16,190. This was so that children of low income working families, as well as those not in work, would benefit from 15 hours of early education. From 1 April 2018 the Government introduced a net earnings threshold equivalent to £15,400 for families on Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The limited tax exemption for childcare vouchers which took effect from 6 April 2005 has been subject to a number of minor technical changes which can affect eligibility. These have mostly been in relation to changes in tax credit regulations and changes to the definition of disabled children in legislation.</p><p> </p><p>For question 158283 relating to childcare vouchers HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) does not hold this information.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable member to my statement made on 29 March 2018 which sets out the reasons childcare vouchers are closing to new entrants from 4 October 2018 - <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097</a></p><p> </p><p>Data on the income profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. It is not possible to estimate the income distribution of families benefiting from 15 hours of early education for 3 and 4 year olds as this is a universal offer. All recipients of 15 hours early education for 2 year olds earn less than £16,190. The distribution of childcare voucher recipients by annual income for the year 2017-18 is estimated to be as follows: 54% with income of under £45,000, 46% with income in excess of £45,000. No assessment has been made of the change in income profile.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the age profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. We do not hold data on the age profile of parents in receipt of 15 hours early education for 3 and 4 year olds or for 15 hours early education for 2 year olds. Based on survey data, the age profile of recipients of childcare vouchers is estimated to be as follows: 5% aged under 30, 61% aged 30 to 39, 34% aged 40 and over. No assessment has been made of any change over time for any of these offers.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 20 March 2018 (133037).</p><p> </p><p>Final Dedicated Schools Grant allocations to fund the Government’s childcare entitlements, for 2016-17 and before, can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http:/www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11" target="_blank">www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>Final funding allocations for the early years childcare entitlements will be dependent on January census data in the usual way.</p><p> </p><p>For information on the cost to the public purse of childcare vouchers in the last year I refer the Honourable gentleman for Tonbridge and Malling to the answer I gave to the Honourable Member for Belfast South (158316).</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be spending a record amount on childcare support by 2019/20 – around £6bn per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households have taken up childcare vouchers in each English region in each year since that scheme was implemented. more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We estimate that around 2 million families are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare. As of 28 June 2018 over 336,000 applications have been made for Tax-Free Childcare and of these 313,000 been found eligible for the scheme. As of the 31 May 2018 over 74,000 families have paid money into their Tax-Free Childcare accounts and received the government top up.</p><p> </p><p>The main eligibility criteria for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare have not changed since they were introduced. To help parents to return to work we have allowed parents to apply for 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare 31 days, rather than 14, before returning to, or starting to, work.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, from September 2018, we have extended 30 hours free childcare to foster children, where their foster parents work outside fostering. To receive 30 hours free childcare it must be consistent with the child’s care plan.</p><p> </p><p>There have been no policy changes to 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds since the policy was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2013, the government introduced 15 hours of early education for two-year-olds who are entitled to free school meals. From September 2014, this was extended to children whose families receive Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of less than £16,190. This was so that children of low income working families, as well as those not in work, would benefit from 15 hours of early education. From 1 April 2018 the Government introduced a net earnings threshold equivalent to £15,400 for families on Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The limited tax exemption for childcare vouchers which took effect from 6 April 2005 has been subject to a number of minor technical changes which can affect eligibility. These have mostly been in relation to changes in tax credit regulations and changes to the definition of disabled children in legislation.</p><p> </p><p>For question 158283 relating to childcare vouchers HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) does not hold this information.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable member to my statement made on 29 March 2018 which sets out the reasons childcare vouchers are closing to new entrants from 4 October 2018 - <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097</a></p><p> </p><p>Data on the income profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. It is not possible to estimate the income distribution of families benefiting from 15 hours of early education for 3 and 4 year olds as this is a universal offer. All recipients of 15 hours early education for 2 year olds earn less than £16,190. The distribution of childcare voucher recipients by annual income for the year 2017-18 is estimated to be as follows: 54% with income of under £45,000, 46% with income in excess of £45,000. No assessment has been made of the change in income profile.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the age profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. We do not hold data on the age profile of parents in receipt of 15 hours early education for 3 and 4 year olds or for 15 hours early education for 2 year olds. Based on survey data, the age profile of recipients of childcare vouchers is estimated to be as follows: 5% aged under 30, 61% aged 30 to 39, 34% aged 40 and over. No assessment has been made of any change over time for any of these offers.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 20 March 2018 (133037).</p><p> </p><p>Final Dedicated Schools Grant allocations to fund the Government’s childcare entitlements, for 2016-17 and before, can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http:/www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11" target="_blank">www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>Final funding allocations for the early years childcare entitlements will be dependent on January census data in the usual way.</p><p> </p><p>For information on the cost to the public purse of childcare vouchers in the last year I refer the Honourable gentleman for Tonbridge and Malling to the answer I gave to the Honourable Member for Belfast South (158316).</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be spending a record amount on childcare support by 2019/20 – around £6bn per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the childcare vouchers scheme is closing to new applicants in October 2018. more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We estimate that around 2 million families are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare. As of 28 June 2018 over 336,000 applications have been made for Tax-Free Childcare and of these 313,000 been found eligible for the scheme. As of the 31 May 2018 over 74,000 families have paid money into their Tax-Free Childcare accounts and received the government top up.</p><p> </p><p>The main eligibility criteria for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare have not changed since they were introduced. To help parents to return to work we have allowed parents to apply for 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare 31 days, rather than 14, before returning to, or starting to, work.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, from September 2018, we have extended 30 hours free childcare to foster children, where their foster parents work outside fostering. To receive 30 hours free childcare it must be consistent with the child’s care plan.</p><p> </p><p>There have been no policy changes to 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds since the policy was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2013, the government introduced 15 hours of early education for two-year-olds who are entitled to free school meals. From September 2014, this was extended to children whose families receive Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of less than £16,190. This was so that children of low income working families, as well as those not in work, would benefit from 15 hours of early education. From 1 April 2018 the Government introduced a net earnings threshold equivalent to £15,400 for families on Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The limited tax exemption for childcare vouchers which took effect from 6 April 2005 has been subject to a number of minor technical changes which can affect eligibility. These have mostly been in relation to changes in tax credit regulations and changes to the definition of disabled children in legislation.</p><p> </p><p>For question 158283 relating to childcare vouchers HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) does not hold this information.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable member to my statement made on 29 March 2018 which sets out the reasons childcare vouchers are closing to new entrants from 4 October 2018 - <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;member=4097</a></p><p> </p><p>Data on the income profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. It is not possible to estimate the income distribution of families benefiting from 15 hours of early education for 3 and 4 year olds as this is a universal offer. All recipients of 15 hours early education for 2 year olds earn less than £16,190. The distribution of childcare voucher recipients by annual income for the year 2017-18 is estimated to be as follows: 54% with income of under £45,000, 46% with income in excess of £45,000. No assessment has been made of the change in income profile.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the age profile of recipients of Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare can only be generated at disproportionate cost. We do not hold data on the age profile of parents in receipt of 15 hours early education for 3 and 4 year olds or for 15 hours early education for 2 year olds. Based on survey data, the age profile of recipients of childcare vouchers is estimated to be as follows: 5% aged under 30, 61% aged 30 to 39, 34% aged 40 and over. No assessment has been made of any change over time for any of these offers.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 20 March 2018 (133037).</p><p> </p><p>Final Dedicated Schools Grant allocations to fund the Government’s childcare entitlements, for 2016-17 and before, can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http:/www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11" target="_blank">www.webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123124929/http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0064860/final-allocation-of-dedicated-schools-grant-2010-11</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-2013-to-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>Final funding allocations for the early years childcare entitlements will be dependent on January census data in the usual way.</p><p> </p><p>For information on the cost to the public purse of childcare vouchers in the last year I refer the Honourable gentleman for Tonbridge and Malling to the answer I gave to the Honourable Member for Belfast South (158316).</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be spending a record amount on childcare support by 2019/20 – around £6bn per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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